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Suicide rate in young men in Scotland is twice that in England and Wales

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7318.888/d (Published 20 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:888
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Action is to be taken in Scotland in an attempt to halt an alarming rise in suicides among men, which have increased by more than 70% in the past 30 years.

    The biggest increase has taken place among men under the age of 34, and suicide is now responsible for more deaths of young men in Scotland than road traffic accidents. More than half of the 600 suicides in Scotland each year now occur in men under 44, and rates are twice …

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